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ID
4-509-1021
Name
Fire Officer
Status
Published
Updated
7/2/2019 9:07:37 AM
Released
04/01/2007
Resource Category
Fire/Hazardous Materials
Primary Core Capability
Fire Management and Suppression
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Fire Officer provides supervisory and managerial functions for a group of firefighters
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Fire Engine Strike Team –Structural
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Type 1 Fire Officer: 1. Provides managerial and administrative functions for multiple groups or divisions at the strategic level 2. Aligns with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Office Level IV
Type 2The Type 2 Fire Officer: 1. Provides managerial and administrative functions for multiple companies or units at the strategic and tactical levels 2. Aligns with NFPA Fire Office Level II
Type 3The Type 3 Fire Officer: 1. Provides supervisory or managerial functions for a company or unit of up to six members, typically at the tactical and task levels 2. Aligns with NFPA Fire Office Level I
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
Type 3Not Specified
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Completion of the following: 1. ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff 2. Training in accordance with NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Fire Officer Level IV 3. Additional AHJ-determined training
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: Completion of the following: 1. ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents 2. IS-703: National Incident Management System Resource Management, or equivalent 3. Training in accordance with NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Fire Officer Level II 4. Additional AHJ-determined training
Type 3Completion of the following: 1. All training for NIMS Type 1 Firefighter 2. Training in accordance with NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Fire Officer Level I
ExperienceFull-time career or volunteer experience satisfies these experience requirements.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 31. Relevant, full-time firefighting experience, or equivalent, as AHJ determines 2. Relevant, full-time supervisory experience in the fire service, or equivalent, as AHJ determines
Physical/Medical FitnessNational Incident Management System (NIMS) Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Compliance with the following baseline criteria: 1. NFPA 1582 a. Medical Baseline b. Fitness Status c. Annual Medical
Type 2Not Applicable
Type 31. Arduous 2. Maintains AHJ-determined physical fitness standards suitable for the environment and typing; the NFPA 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments meets or exceeds this physical fitness standard 3. Maintains immunizations in accordance with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) immunization recommendations
CurrencyProvider must carry out and use any background checks as applicable law specifies. This may include a background check completed within the past 12 months; a sex-offender registry check; and a local, state, and national driving and criminal history.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 31. Currently functions in this position 2. Participates in an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every year 3. Background checks as applicable law permits or requires
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1. AHJ certification equivalent to NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Fire Officer Level IV 2. Any other AHJ-determined certification and recertification requirements
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 1. AHJ certification equivalent to NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Fire Officer Level II 2. AHJ certification equivalent to NFPA 1041: Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications 3. Any other AHJ-determined certification and recertification requirements
Type 31. NIMS Type 1 Firefighter qualifications 2. AHJ-approved Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification 3. AHJ certification equivalent to NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, Firefighter Level II 4. AHJ certification equivalent to NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. Fire Officer Level I 5. Any other AHJ-determined certification and recertification requirements
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
998
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Fire Engine Strike Team – Structural
FEMA, NIMS 509: Firefighter (Structural)
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, 2018
NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, 2013
NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2014
NFPA 1026: Standard for Incident Management Personnel Professional Qualifications, 2014
NFPA 1037: Standard for Fire Marshal Professional Qualifications, 2016
NFPA 1041: Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, 2012
NFPA 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments, 2018
NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, 2017
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, latest edition adopted
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders